Welcome to Peyote People, my name is Kevin and together with my wife Beatriz we run a small gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that works directly with the Huichol Indians that live in San Andres Cohamiata, Jalisco.
This beaded dolphin measures 5 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide and 5 inches long.
Huichol art abounds today in places like ebay, as well as tourist towns like Puerto Vallarta. A simple google search will bring up more web sites than there are Huichol. The true art however is very difficult to find. It does not come from Huichol that live in the city, but rather those who actually live in the sierra, those who are involved in doing the ceremonies and rituals that make up what it means to be Huichol. Florencio Lopez the son of Don Jacinto Lopez Ramirez, one of the founding fathers of the bead art. Florencio’s family has been doing the bead art for over 30 years.
Please feel free to write us if you have any questions regarding any of the pieces in our collection.